Wondering How Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Works?

20.12.2021
Vestibular
Vestibular Therapy  North York | Downtown Toronto

 

What is vestibular therapy?

Vestibular therapy is an exercise-based program, designed by a physiotherapist, to improve balance and reduce problems related to many vestibular – inner ear – disorders. 

 People with vestibular disorders often experience problems with:

  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Visual disturbance/imbalance

Evidence has shown that vestibular therapy can be effective in improving these symptoms. Symptoms due to vestibular disorders can diminish quality of life and can impact all aspects of life from economic to social participation as well as can contribute to emotional problems, like anxiety and depression. 

 

Who benefits from vestibular therapy?

 

Patients typically referred for vestibular rehabilitation therapy are those diagnosed with dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, Meniere’s syndrome, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), neck-related dizziness and migraines. Other candidates are patients who have had a stroke or brain injury or who frequently fall.

Common symptoms that can be helped with vestibular rehabilitation include:

  • Dizziness or blurry vision with head movements
  • Neck tightness, stiffness and/or pain
  • Imbalance or the need to hold onto objects when walking
  • Headaches
  • Frequent falls
  • Generalized “dizziness, wooziness and foggy head” feelings
  • Vertigo/spinning

In each case, we will conduct a personalized evaluation of your condition and then we will develop an individualized treatment plan. 

 

What results can I expect from vestibular therapy?

 

At Stay Active Rehabilitation we have the expertise to  help. If you or a loved one is in need of vestibular therapy we can help  improve strength and coordination.

Expected vestibular therapy outcomes include:

  • Decreased risk of falling 
  • A decrease in dizziness symptoms 
  • Improved balance 
  • Improved ability to stabilize vision/gaze
  • Increased body strength 
  • Return to prior level of movement/function 
  • Increase in confidence in ability to maintain balance
  • Improved neck motion, reduced symptoms

 

 

We do virtual sessions and invite you to Book Now for a complimentary phone consultation with one of our physiotherapists Or give us a call us at (416) 634-0005 to book a Free Consultation with one of our expert physiotherapists.

 

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